Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (1)
  • Print

Hospital sends smokers into Wenatchee neighborhood

Ever since Central Washington Hospital banned smoking on its Wenatchee campus in February, smokers have made their way to a sidewalk to light up.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
Smokers do not help their case leaving butts around. But really, they need to hire a... MORE

advertising

WENATCHEE, Wash. —

Ever since Central Washington Hospital banned smoking on its Wenatchee campus in February, smokers have made their way to a sidewalk to light up.

Residents of the Fuller Street neighborhood say now they have to put up with cigarette butts and the sight of people in scrubs and other hospital workers and visitors smoking near their homes.

A spokeswoman for the hospital, Tracey Kasnic of Confluence Health, told The Wenatchee World ( http://bit.ly/11Cmojm) the hospital is reluctant to set up a designated smoking area because that would send a mixed message. She hopes a consultant can figure out a way to "make this a win-win for the hospital and the neighborhood."

---

Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►